LaCie, a Seagate Technology brand that makes premium storage solutions and accessories, has refreshed its Fuel external wireless hard drive with an expanded capacity of two terabytes.
That’s double the storage of the previous Fuel and LaCie claims the updated product now offers “more storage than any 2.5-inch wireless hard drive on the market.”
It uses Seagate’s free Media app to make available your files to Apple devices over a Wi-Fi network.
The Fuel also includes a built-in ten-hour battery and plays nice with AirPlay so you can mirror content on your big screen TV through the Apple TV.
The full reveal is after the jump…
HD movies can monopolize storage space on mobile devices, requiring users to make compromises on what content to synchronize to their device.
With the 2TB LaCie Fuel, users can go from 20 movies on a 32GB iPad to over 1,000 movies on the Fuel. This allows users to store entire movie collections without sacrificing any of the content they need.
The Fuel is capable of serving content to up to five devices using a local Wi-Fi network and can even create its own Wi–Fi network to double as a hotspot when connected to the Internet via Wi–Fi.
I can easily see the new 2TB Fuel becoming part of every power user’s toolkit.
It’s especially indispensable for covering press events and trade shows because no longer are bloggers constrained by the size of their devices’ limited built-in storage that couldn’t possibly accommodate all those high-res photos and hours of full HD footage.
You can pre-order the new Fuel 2TB through the LaCie webstore for $249.99. The accessory will be available worldwide through LaCie resellers later in April.
Here’s the Seagate Media app in action.
More information about the new Fuel is available at the LaCie website.
Yours truly is a big fan of smart storage solutions.
Although I would never trade my 3TB Time Capsule, this new Fuel is admittedly interesting as it can wirelessly stream to any Apple device as well as to Windows PCs, Android smartphones and tablets and Amazon’s Kindle.
People with massive iTunes libraries should also like this product.
Those among you who are really serious about external storage/NAS are wholeheartedly recommended to check out Synology products because they have best in class iOS support and come with a host of advanced features.
Meet us in comments, I want to learn about your preferred wireless storage solution.